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Opinion: Roos field is in need of a face-lift

Opinion: Roos field is in need of a face-lift

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Column, Football, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

        Taylor Newquist is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The hyperbolic opinion expressed in this article is his own and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Easterner's editorial board.   Roos Field is an awkward hybrid of a football venu...

EWU students weigh in on impending Roos Field renovation proposal

EWU students weigh in on impending Roos Field renovation proposal

By Michael Brock, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

In less than a month, EWU football fans will know more about the future of Roos Field. To outline the plans for an impending renovation project, Athletic Director Lynn Hickey is presenting at the May 10 board of trustees meeting. Hickey will discuss the results from the pre-design process which the...

EWU basketball players and coaches explain Spokane’s basketball culture

EWU basketball players and coaches explain Spokane’s basketball culture

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

April 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

You don’t have to spend much time in the Spokane area to notice that baseketball is a big deal in the community. Baskets stand on driveways, in garages and are within most public parks. Local YMCAs and athletic clubs host pickup games every hour of the day and night, and Gonzaga packs the house for...

EWU track and field dominates Pelluer Invitational amid rough weather conditions

EWU track and field dominates Pelluer Invitational amid rough weather conditions

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

April 13, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Track and field

The EWU men’s and women’s track and field teams flooded the podium this weekend with 15 first place finishes in harsh weather conditions at the 47th Annual Pelluer Invitational. Weather impacted the three-day meet, especially on Saturday when most events were held. Rain steadily poured down onto R...

EWU soccer sports new faces in spring lineup

EWU soccer sports new faces in spring lineup

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Showcase, Soccer, Sports, Sports Showcase

The EWU women’s soccer team kicked off its spring schedule on April 5 with an 8-1 victory over Columbia Basin College. That match was the first of five on the docket during spring season for the Eagles, who are faced with replacing five seniors and redshirt junior Maia Inniss from the fall season. Gone...

EWU football reigns over Big Sky heading into spring camp

EWU football reigns over Big Sky heading into spring camp

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Football, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Eagles had 87 days to reflect on their heartbreaking season, which they finished as FCS runners-ups, before starting spring camp on April 2. Like every year, the team stepping out onto the red turf in the spring is different than the one that last walked off of it in the winter. More has changed...

EWU should spend more on sports for the culture

EWU should spend more on sports for the culture

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Column, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Taylor Newquist is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The hyperbolic opinion expressed in this article is his own and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Easterner's editorial board.   The battle over collegiate athletics spending is nothing new to our American discourse, and it...

EWU athletics seeks to balance budget with stadium proposal impending

EWU athletics seeks to balance budget with stadium proposal impending

By Michael Brock, Editor in Chief

April 10, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

As qualifiers of seven of the past 10 FCS Playoffs, the EWU football team is no stranger to program success. It is also familiar with the costs of that success. This year’s postseason, which ended in a crushing 38-24 defeat to North Dakota State in the title game, saw some of those expenses. Chad...

EWU’s Barville battles injuries, but is in for the long haul

EWU’s Barville battles injuries, but is in for the long haul

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

April 7, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Track and field

Making strides Isaac Barville has dealt with a plethora of injuries in his career as a distance runner, but you wouldn’t know it watching his recent performances. The redshirt sophomore won the 1,500-meter run two weekends in a row and is climbing both the EWU and national leaderboards. Barville, a Univer...

Column: Bring baseball back to Cheney

Column: Bring baseball back to Cheney

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Column, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Taylor Newquist is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The hyperbolic opinion expressed in this article is his own and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Easterner's editorial board.   Stumbling through the dark frozen tundra of the EWU campus during winter quarter seeded gloom ...

EWU’s band trumpets spirit for sports

EWU’s band trumpets spirit for sports

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Football Saturdays give off familiar senses to EWU students and alumni, with the red turf shining in the foreground, the smell of hot dogs in the air and the sound of slightly intoxicated screams carrying into the distance. Another familiar sound on game day is the EWU marching band, which leads fans,...

EWU baseball and softball clubs keep hardball spirit alive

EWU baseball and softball clubs keep hardball spirit alive

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Club sports, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Baseball has not been an official sport at EWU since 1990, and the school is one of four Big Sky Conference members without a softball team, which leaves club sports as the only opportunity for Eagles to toss the hardball. The baseball club consists of 26 members. They play with aluminum bats and...

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